What we do

From giving to impact

The Community Foundation of Singapore was founded in 2008 to encourage and enable philanthropy in Singapore. Since then, we have set up more than 100 charitable funds, giving out some $10 million in grants every year.

We match donors’ interests with causes and offer ways for them to make a greater impact through their charitable funds. With our deep understanding of local issues and evolving needs, CFS identifies gaps and opportunities in the community to foster more strategic and effective giving.

We engage with over 400 charity partners to identify and develop programmes that impact diverse communities. More importantly, we manage funds and grants with a high level of governance and accountability, so donors can be assured their gift creates lasting benefit for the community.

By creating real and meaningful change, CFS hopes to build a philanthropic culture and a more giving society in Singapore. CFS is a registered charity with Institution of Public Character status.

Photo: TOUCH Community Services

Making impact together

Figures updated as of April 2017.

What is a community foundation?

A community foundation brings people and organisations together to build and strengthen communities. It is a public charity that guides philanthropy and is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the area it serves. Individuals, families, businesses and organisations work with the community foundation to set up funds that help meet the challenges of changing times. The foundation manages these funds and gives out grants to support community needs.

Adapted from Silicon Valley Community Foundation